Sierra Madre Villa
A Line 
Sierra Madre Villa station platform
General information
Location149 North Halstead
Pasadena, California
Coordinates34°08′52″N 118°04′53″W / 34.1478°N 118.0813°W / 34.1478; -118.0813
Owned byLos Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
Connections
Construction
Structure typeFreeway median, at-grade
Parking965 spaces[1]
Bicycle facilitiesRacks and lockers[2]
AccessibleYes
History
OpenedJuly 26, 2003; 20 years ago (2003-07-26)
Services
Preceding station Metro Rail Following station
Allen
toward Long Beach
A Line Arcadia
Location
Map

Sierra Madre Villa station is a light rail station on the A Line of the Los Angeles Metro Rail system. It is located in the median of Interstate 210 (Foothill Freeway), at Sierra Madre Villa Avenue, in Pasadena, California. The light rail station opened on July 26, 2003, as the northern terminus of the original Gold Line, then known as the "Pasadena Metro Blue Line" project. The station, under naming schemes, is named for Sierra Madre Villa Avenue rather than the nearby city of Sierra Madre, although the major thoroughfare leads to Sierra Madre.

The station has a 965 space, five-floor parking garage, accessed from Sierra Madre Villa Avenue and North Halstead Street.[1] The first floor of the parking garage has a multi-bay bus plaza, and the fourth floor has the train platform access, with faregates, ticket vending machines, and a pedestrian bridge, which passes over the westbound lanes of the Foothill Freeway.

Sierra Madre Villa was the Gold Line's northern terminus from 2003 until 2016. Service on the first phase of the Gold Line Foothill Extension Project began on March 5, 2016, which extended the line to APU/Citrus College station.[3]

Station layout

Level 4 Bridge level Faregates, ticket machines, to Entrance/Exit, park and ride
Platform level Westbound  A Line toward Long Beach (Allen)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound  A Line toward APU/Citrus College (Arcadia)
Level 1 Street level Entrance/Exit, Bus Plaza

Hours and frequency

A Line service hours are from approximately 4:30 a.m. and 11:45 p.m daily. Trains operate every 8 minutes during peak hours, Monday through Friday. During weekday midday and weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., trains run every 10 minutes. Night and early morning service is approximately every 20 minutes every day.[4]

Connections

As of spring 2024, the following connections are available:[5]

Notable places nearby

The station is within walking distance of the following notable places:

Station artwork

The majority of the station is painted in a light blue color.

Sierra Madre Villa station was designed by artist Tony Gleaton. Its structure features large photo portraits that are suspended above the platform access stairways. The pedestrian bridge, as well as the structural beams and posts of the station, are painted in a blue color scheme. The portraits feature local inhabitants, reflecting the area's diversity and differences each person has. The station's 965-space parking structure was designed by artist Beth Thielen, which follows a theme of "nature and movement".[6]

References

  1. ^ a b "Metro Parking Lots by Line". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Archived from the original on August 10, 2020. Retrieved November 5, 2021.
  2. ^ "Secure Bike Parking on Metro" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 6, 2021. Retrieved November 5, 2021.
  3. ^ Nelson, Laura J. (March 5, 2016). "Metro Gold Line extension tests San Gabriel Valley's support for transit". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on February 18, 2018. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  4. ^ "Metro A Line schedule". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 10, 2023. Retrieved December 25, 2023.
  5. ^ "A Line Timetable – Connections section" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. June 16, 2023. p. 2. Retrieved June 17, 2023.
  6. ^ "Untitled – Art". December 18, 2023. Retrieved December 27, 2023.

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